Editorials

Suffolk Fined for Past Violations

August 29, 2012
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Timing is everything in life. Some of us have great timing. Some of us have no timing. In nearly every case when timing is important, we come to learn that timing is something nearly impossible to set in stone. Such is the case with Suffolk Downs. The track that wants to be a casino...

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Mayor Menino and Suffolk Downs

August 29, 2012
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A report last week indicated Boston Mayor Thomas Menino sent a letter to Suffolk Downs management expressing his displeasure with plans revealing the track is considering opening the casino first, if approved to do so, and then getting on with the business of building the resort casino facilities after that. No way, wrote Menino....

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$850,000 Reasons to Say Thank You Massport

August 22, 2012
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When the East Boston Foundation received its fifth milestone payment from Massport last week there were $850,000 reasons to say thank you to Massport. The payment was part of Massport’s agreement made more than a decade ago which allows for mitigation payments for major airport improvements. Mitigation payments from Massport are no different from...

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The Red Sox

August 22, 2012
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East Boston has thousands of Red Sox fans. This neighborhood is a major Red Sox nation population who are continuing to treat the Red Sox with respect even though the season is just about down the drain at this point. What went wrong, nearly everyone with an interest in the Red Sox are asking?...

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Suffolk Downs Applies for Casino License

August 15, 2012
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Last week, Suffolk Downs president Chip Tuttle delivered a $400,000 check made out ot the State Gaming Commission, Suffolk Down’s required fee, and a non-returnable one at that, while at the same time filing a letter of intent saying they will formally apply for a casino license. Richard Fields, the owner of Suffolk Downs,...

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Governor Quashes Ethanol Delivery Trains; Petruccelli Motion the Difference

August 15, 2012
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East Boston residents have Governor Deval Patrick and Senator Anthony Petruccelli to thank for putting the kibosh on ethanol delivery through this neighborhood by rail once a week. The plan to use trains to transport 1.7 billion gallons of the highly flammable fuel through Revere to a depot here met its end last week...

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Clammer’s Lawsuit Has Merit

August 8, 2012
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Local clammers crying out for justice in the wake of a fuel spill that is apparently connected with the extermination of clambeds adjacent to Logan Airport runways have filed a lawsuit in Federal Court against the Massachusetts Port Authority and Swissport/BOS Fueling. With their suit, the clammers are attempting to be compensated for losing...

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Foreclosure Prevention Bill; Step in Right Direction

August 8, 2012
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Foreclosures in East Boston have been a serious problem for about five years. It is believed the worst is behind us but there remain a great number of homeowners who owe more than their homes are worth and who are struggling to pay mortgages they cannot afford. The Mitt Romneys of this world say...

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The New Beginning

August 1, 2012
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When Mayor Menino announced in January that the East Boston waterfront would be in for major development he wasn’t kidding. Although it has taken some time for development groups to get their soldiers in line and ready to fight, one major developer, Roseland has just announced it has taken out a building permit for...

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Hubway Bicycles for Eastie?

August 1, 2012
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There was a great deal of fanfare last week in Boston when the mayor announced that Hubway – the temporary bicycle rental firm that has become so popular with tourists and residents – will be adding an additional 400 bicycles and new racks of them in the neighborhoods to meet expanding demand for the...

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